Our commitment to the Armed Forces Covenant
Greater Manchester Police signed the Armed Forces Covenant in 2015 aiming to support our armed and also benefit from the skills they bring. Service leavers and Reservists are not only well matched to the role of a Police Officer but also the many support staff posts offer. Since signing the covenant, we’ve improved the support we give to Reservists including up to 15 days additional paid leave and we’ve built a close working relationship with our local Reserve Forces units who can regularly be seen at our training college. We’ve also improved our recruitment and selection processes to identify service leavers and can offer additional advice to relevant applicants and we have a network of Armed Forces Champions across the force to provide peer support and assist front-line officers with our programme supporting vulnerable veterans in our communities. Our ultimate aim is to be the most armed forces friendly police force in the UK.
Greater Manchester police is an equal opportunities employer with a workforce of 10,000, approximately 6,000 warranted Police Officers and 4,000 support staff. The role of a Police Officer is one of the most challenging jobs you can undertake. Not knowing from one incident to the next, what you’ll face, it will challenge you both mentally and physically but it is also the most rewarding job when you realise the positive impact you have had on a vulnerable person’s life. There are also many specialisms within the role including but not limited to, Road Policing, Firearms, CID, Tactical Aid Unit, Surveillance and Counter Terrorism. We have a huge variety of support staff posts both permanent and temporary, ranging from Radio Operators, Detention Officers, Civilian Investigators, Domestic Abuse Case Workers, Police Community Support Officers, Crime Scene Investigators to Senior Management.
We are one of the largest police forces in the country and one of the largest employers in the North West with roles ideally suited to service leavers and their families.